Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pueblo KOA, September 3 to September 8, 2015

Rating: 3 on a scale of 5

Location: Our westward journey from Illinois to Utah has taken us through Missouri, Kansas to Colorado. We decided to stay in Pueblo over the Labor Day Weekend and selected this campground as our home base. The campground is located north of Pueblo, a short distance off of I-25 N at exit 108. Google Maps directions took us to a location off of the 104 exit, so check out their website for directions. There are signs to the KOA when you get off at the 108 exit. We decided to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve which was 135 miles each way from this location. Having said all of that, I was not totally happy with where I booked our stay. However, it is convenient to Royal Gorge and not too far from Colorado Springs and all that there is to see there. We visited had visited Colorado Springs and the surrounding area last year, so did not travel there during this stay. The campground is close to the interstate  (to the east) and we heard some complain about this, but it was not a problem for us. The views to the west are gorgeous.

Lot size: We had a pull-through, full hook-up, lot which was easy to access. The sites were not very wide, however, and our neighbors were pretty close. We were on an outside row, though, which afforded us a nice view of the undeveloped area to the west. The entire area is gravel. There are tent sites and cabins available at this campground as well.

Amenities: Wifi, cable, laundry, on-site propane sales, horseshoe pits, a small swimming pool and small, adult-only, hot tub are available here. 

There is a playground, rental bikes, and a "jumping pillow" providing fun for kids. 

The campstore is open until 9 pm and sells pizzas/hot wings that they will deliver to your site. Movies can be rented from the store and there is a book exchange. There is a large, fenced-in, dog park behind their RV storage area. 

From there we discovered the nature trail that would around the fringe of the park property and back to the campground.

We very much enjoyed the trail and the beautiful views to the west and north.  

Cost:  $195.00

Management: Each KOA we have stayed at has a smooth, efficient check-in process. They also provide an escort to your site which is also convenient. 

General Comments: The closest ATM is about 5 miles away, which was inconvenient when we did our laundry (and they do not take personal checks). They are working to obtain an ATM on-site. The closest grocery story is a Walmart about 6 miles away or a Safeway about 8 miles away. We will likely not stay here again due to the location and cost. The beautiful sunsets were the best part of our stay here! And we did use the hot tub one night and it was delightful. 

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